NYC is Upside Down Land. All Theater? IDK
It's so confusing. Get this:
NYC has announced that the outdoor dining program will be in place year round. Yes. January, February, and March when the temperature hovers around 30 degrees. Or 20 degrees Fahrenheit. WTF?
You see, the outside pavilions (some located out in the street replacing parking places for cars) will be allowed to install outdoor heaters. Which works great in South Beach, Florida on a chilly December evening but in NYC? Wait. It gets better.
So, these outdoor constructions which already sport roofs and lights and heaters now can be enclosed to create tents.
Here's where I lose the thread----How is an enclosed space in the street less conducive to Virus transmission than an indoor space? Please address this and teach me something new, if you can.
In other confusing news, the NY Times has a long article by a high school history teacher who has been assigned to a Pre-K---4 year olds!--- classroom. That's because the cockamamie contraption designed to open schools in NYC cannot find adequate personnel.
I cannot work out if all this is being brave against a Virus that is bigger and badder than we want to admit, or, possibly, if it is the Theater of Carrying On No Matter What to bolster the illusion that businesses can continue to operate and our City will somehow soon revive.